Nisha & Anthony

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Nisha Chugh and Anthony Cheedie on September 23, 2017

Originally published in the 2019 edition of Newport Wedding Magazine

“The moment we got engaged, I knew I wanted to get married in Newport. The vibe is right up our alley. It exudes fun, relaxation, and vacation mode; I wanted my guests to arrive and be engulfed in that environment.”

Walking into New York City’s famous Rainbow Room restaurant, Nisha Chugh of Massachusetts was expecting nothing more than to cross it off her bucket list. Her boyfriend, New York native Anthony Cheedie, however, had much more than dinner in store and surprised Nisha with a moment she would never forget. After dinner the betrothed made their way to the Marlton Hotel, where Anthony surprised Nisha with a celebration with their closest family and friends.

Charming Traditions
To honor her Indian heritage, Nisha donned a custom two-piece gown with mesh beading overlay and colorful detail for the ceremony, switching to a stunning ivory gown with off-the-shoulder crop top, gold beading and mermaid skirt. Instead of the groom arriving to the ceremony on an elephant, which is a popular Indian tradition, Nisha arranged for Anthony and his groomsmen to arrive on a boat.

Attitude is Everything
A torrential downpour the night before quickly washed away Nisha’s visions of playing corn hole and sipping wine in the setting sun. Nevertheless, the pair quickly adapted and managed to keep guests dry and warm with two tents and heaters.

Simple Needs
Right before the reception Nisha and Anthony sat down to enjoy spicy mango margaritas, their signature cocktail, and nibble on samosas, truffle mac and cheese balls, and lobster rolls. These simple 15 minutes together were crucial in prepping the pair for the night ahead, and offered time for two best friends to catch up.

Where are they now?
After an exotic honeymoon in Dubai, Oman and Japan, Nisha and Anthony are now settled in Manhattan where Nisha works for Barclays Capital and Anthony in business development.

Bridal Gown: Custom Made by The Mall at Oak Tree Road
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: RK Bridal
Tuxedos/Suits: Karako Suits
Rings: Kent Jewelers NY
Invitations: Memory Lane Paperie
Rehearsal Dinner: Kempenaar’s Clambake Club
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations: Knots & Pearls
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Belle Mer
Hair: Sam Brocato Salon
Makeup: JK Flashy
Nails: Paris Nails & Spa
Flowers, Decor & Mandap: Perfect Surroundings, Intl.—Evan and Jordan Carbotti
Caterer & Cake: Belle Mer
Officiant: Dr Jayant Sane—Indian Punit
Michael Kelleher- Justice of the Peace
Bridal Party Transportation: Jamestown Newport Ferry
Guest Transportation: Newport Limousine
Entertainment: Boston Sound and Light Company
Photographer Joseph Laurin Photography
Videographer: Frame + Anchor
Planner: Mint to be Events
Accommodations: Gurney’s Newport, Courtyard by Marriott Newport Middletown
Linen/Décor Rental: Perfect Surroundings, Intl., Peak Event Services
Wedding After Party: Gurney’s Newport
Post Wedding Brunch: Courtyard by Marriott Newport Middletown

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